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Allie Sprague
Allie  Sprague


Marengo, Ill.

High School:
Marengo Community


Accounting / International Business


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Carolina Challenge 9/2/17

Shots, provided by Bob Stoner, from the 2017 Carolina Challenge, held at the Sandhill REC course in Columbia, S.C.


2016 Carolina Challenge

Shots from the Gamecocks season opening cross country meet.

McKissick Scholar
Honors College
Three-time SEC Academic Honor Roll member (2015-17)

2017 Cross Country (Senior)
Ran in five meets... Placed 26th at the Carolina Challenge as the Gamecocks won the team title, running a time of 19:49.9... Posted her top 5K time of the season at the Joe Piane Invitational, a mark of 19:08.0... Added her best 6K time of the year at the Crimson Classic, pasting a time of 23:35.5... Finished 123rd at the SEC Championships.

2017 Track
Did not compete.

2016 Cross Country (Junior)
Tallied her best 5K time of the year and best finish on the team in the Joe Piane Notre Dame Invitational Gold Division 5K, ranking 80th overall and third on the team with her time of 18:24.1 ... Finished in the top 10 in the 33rd Winthrop/adidas Invitational in 19:21.4, which stood sixth on the team ... Came in 20th in the season-opening Carolina Challenge (19:38.85) ... Posted her best 6K time in the Crimson Classic at 23:24.8 (139th) ... Crossed the finish line in 23:59.1 in the SEC Championships (126th overall) and 24:15.0 in the NCAA Southeast Regionals (194th overall).

2016 Track
Indoors: Ran the 3000m indoors ... Opened the season with a second-place finish at the USC Open #1 ... Won the 3K at the Gamecock Invitational, improving her previous time at home by 20 seconds and setting a new personal best (10:26.32) ... Had another top-10 finish at the Virginia Tech Invite (10:33.61).
Outdoors: Set a new personal best at three difference distances ... Opened the season with a PR in the 3000m after running 10:29.53 at the Shamrock Invite ... Ran a new personal best in the 5000m the next weekend, running 18:04.35 at the Yellow Jacket Invite ... Earned a top-10 finish in the 1500m at the Seminole Invite, hitting a PR of 4:40.18.

2015 Cross Country
Made major strides in her sophomore season, working her way into the starting lineup for the entire season ... Finished eighth at the Carolina Challenge 5K (19:20.42) ... Ran a top 5K time of 19:05.80 at the Winthrop Invite ... Took almost a full minute off her freshman year's best 6K time en route to a top-100 finish at the Paul Short Gold run, crossing in 21:52 ... Ran for the team at the conference and regional championships.

2015 Track
Indoor: Crossed sixth at the Virginia Tech Invite in the 800 with a season-best time of 2:22.97 ... Ran her top mile time of 5:15.99 at the SEC Championships, finishing 25th in the prelims ... Ran on the 4x8 relay team that recorded the second-fastest time in program history (9:15.76).
Outdoor: Ran her best outdoor 800 in the Bill Carson Invite, finishing ninth with a time of 2:19.63 ... Also finished seventh in the 1500 at Bill Carson (4:41.50) ... Finished third in the 4x4 relay at the Bill Carson Invite ... Ran on the 4x8 (29th) and DMR (25th) at the Penn Relays ... Ran a 4:47.31 1500 at the SEC Championships, finishing 34th.

2014 Cross Country
Raced in five events ... Started her career at USC on a high note, finishing second in the Carolina Invitational 5K (19:14.36) (8/30) ... Posted her top 6K time of 22:37 at the Paul Short Run in the Gold Division.

Runner up at 2A state championship in the 1600m in 2013 ... Placed in the top five at state in the 800m from 2012-2014 ... Four-time all-conference honoree in cross country ... Finished 25th at the 2013 state cross country championships ... Two-time varsity captain in both cross country and track ... Led team to four straight conference cross country championships (2010-13), three straight regional championships (2011-13) and a sectional championships in 2012.

The daughter of Kevin and Ann Sprague ... Has two sisters, Katie and Sarah ... sister, Sarah ran track and cross country at Massachusetts Institute of Technology ... Majoring in accounting.

Cross Country Personal Records
18:24.1 (9/30/16 Joe Piane Notre Dame Invite)
21:52 (10/2/15 Paul Short Run Gold Division)

Allie Sprague

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